Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley is an orphan girl in need of a family and the novel follows her adventures over the next five years. She may be scrawny and freckled with red hair but she’s also loving and bright with imagination, smart, dutiful and hardworking. When she’s mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, elderly siblings who plan to adopt a young boy to help around their farm in Canada’s Prince Edward Island, Anne faces the prospect of securing a home and a loving family – if she can prove she’s worth keeping. Time will demand adult choices at a critical moment, choices that will change her life and affect those around her. First published in 1908, „Anne of Green Gables” has spawned a slew of sequels and other related novels.